Alchemy has been around for yonks in Surry Hills. I’ve had another brunch here and had perogies for dinner one time (Yum. Heavy but yum).
A Sunday after the dawning of a new year and man ,was Surry Hills ever busy. We wandered down a little further towards Cleveland Street, and Alchemy was pleasantly quiet.
We both ended up having the same thing! Obviously, we couldn’t go past a Polish sausage, served with eggs in your preferred style, some fried onions, a piece of bread with butter, and an interesting Eastern European salad (this combo is called the ‘Vistula’ and with two eggs was $19.50).
We weren’t in a rush, but weirdly, our breakfast took a very long time to come out (and neither did the manager serve us our coffees until after a good wait). It felt a little pricy, but I was very full after eating it (the large plates make it look smaller than it is). All in all, it wasn’t fabulous but it was fine, and Alchemy does offer something a little different than most of the other restaurants in Surry Hills.